School of Public Policy Visiting Professor Paul Collier Receives A.SK Award from WZB

Paul Collier, visiting professor at CEU’s School of Public Policy, received the A.SK Social Science Award from Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Socialforschung. The €100,000 prize, awarded every two years, recognizes work in the social sciences that contributes to social and political reform. Collier gained an international audience with his 2007 book, The Bottom Billion, in which he examines the vicious circle of violence and poverty in the world’s poorest countries. In addition to his post as visiting professor at CEU, Collier is professor of economics and director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University.